14 years of IEEE volunteering, in almost all areas in the organization, both technical and geographical, publications and conferences.
Being a tenured Associate Professor, I can devote the time required for ths position. I also have ample experience research and technology transfer to the industrial sector, which provide me with a wide view of the technological world.
Strong commitment to volunteering, to make technology advance to improve peoples lives.
ABOUT THIS SITE
I’m running for IEEE Region 8 Director in the 2018 Elections
Thank you for visiting this website about my candidacy for IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect in 2019-2020 and Director in 2021-2022. I feel that my experience in IEEE volunteering qualifies me for this important position and would like to share with some information about me and my plans if elected.
My idea is to foster both the technical and geographical communities inside the Region.
Please continue reading to know more about my experience and qualifications, my position on IEEE and the Region, and my views on the organization and its members. Feel free to contact me to discuss these and other issues.
The opinions expressed on this website are the opinions of the author and not
necessarily the opinions of the IEEE.
IEEE is built by its members and its volunteers, and they should be our primary focus. Below I’m presenting some of my opinions on different aspects of how IEEE works and should work. A more detailed description of my position can also be found.Read detailed position
The Region will only flourish if we also have a dedicated team of strongly committed volunteers. Based on our experience in the last years, I’m convinced that we have many talented people in the Region that are willing to volunteer their time and effort. I plan to make every effort so that they feel welcome as new volunteers. Also, we have an extraordinary group of people that are currently volunteering; it is extremely important that we reward them in many ways to express our gratitude and our continuous wish to keep them in the family.
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Students and YPs need to play a fundamental role in the IEEE structure. It is often said that they are the future of IEEE but we are not accomplishing that promise. Most of the student and young members leave, in many cases because we are not able to engage them. We need to provide more opportunities to volunteer and to become active.
It is important to empower our conferences, to make the public perceive them as a really valuable tool, not necessarily competing with conferences organized by IEEE societies. We will strengthen their technical content and make them truly regional conferences. My focus would be to attract topics and contributions that are related to the technologies which have relationship to the geographical area where the conference is located, so that they provide something unique as Region conferences.
We need to modify the way we communicate with members. R8news is a great tool, but can be made more appealing to most members. It should include technical content related to current technology news in the region, so that we serve our members by keeping them informed of the technological advances and challenges that are specific to their geographical area.
The Region can play an important role in encouraging technology transfer. There have been successful initiatives by other IEEE units where the Technology Transfer Offices from universities and research centers are put in contact with companies by means of volunteers who gather potential opportunities. A similar project could be put in place region-wide. The Action for Industry program has shown great potential and will be promoted and expanded.
DIVERSITY AND UNITY
Region 8 (Africa, Middle East and Europe) is geographically and culturally very diverse, and that is one strength that we need to promote and make the most of. But at the same time all IEEE members in the Region share the same passion for technology and that should lead our actions as an organization.
Antonio Luque (M’03, SM’08) was born in 1976. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Seville. He has authored 20 journal papers, 40 conference papers, 3 book chapters, and a text book, in addition to supervising two PhD students. He has been invited researcher and teacher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), Auburn University (AL,USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Jade University (Germany), Harbin Institute of Technology (China) and Tech Institute of Monterrey (Mexico). He was a recipient of the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea in 2007.IEEE EXPERIENCE
Region 8 Vice Chair for Member Activities. Membership Development Chair.
YP Chair, WIE member-at-large, Membership Development Chair, Secretary, Vice-chair, Chair and Past Chair of the Spain Section
Member of three Societies. Vice President for Workshop Activities. Web & Information Chair. Member of Publications Commitee. AdCom member-at-large. Technical Committee founder and chair.
Member, Chair and Past Chair of the MGA Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee. Member of the Marketing Automation committee. Member of the IT Coordination and Oversight committee.
Associate Editor of two IEEE Transactions, Member of the Editorial Board of one IEEE magazine. Guest Editor in several Special Section.
General Chair of three international conferences. Technical Program Chair of four. Track Chair, TPC member, Special Session organizer in more than 20 conferences.
Many members and volunteers ask about my opinion on different matters. Here I tried to reply to the most common ones.